Works extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintains a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women's rights organizations and NGO's and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending UN Human Rights Commission meetings and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues, and engaging in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime's misogyny are part of the activities of members and associates of the committee.


by Professor Sara Chandler

I recently returned from Paris where I spoke on behalf of the Law Society at the International Women’s Day conference in support of Iranian women in exile. There are 1,000 Iranian women held in two camps in Iraq, where they have been refugees for 25 years.

European foreign ministers on Monday added nine officials of the Iranian regime who were said to be "responsible for serious human rights violations" to the list of those subject to a travel ban and an asset freeze. A noble act on its own merit but a much bigger question lingers. What step, if any, by the west could spark the 'Iranian Spring'? Whatever the answer might be, one thing is for sure, when that day comes women will play a prominent role.